What is a responsive website?

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A responsive website adapts the look and content of the site for different screen sizes. When smart phones first appeared, companies adjusted to the new screen size by making new separate websites for mobiles. They worked, and looked fine, but they were inefficient and expensive to design, and needed to be updated separately. Then Ethan Marcotte… Read more »

Why is Bauhaus still so influential today?

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The Bauhaus school was the most important influence on graphic design in the twentieth century. Quick bit of history. The Bauhaus school was founded by the architect Marcel Gropius in 1919.  It moved from Weimar to its purpose-built home in Dessau in 1924, before being forced to close its doors by the Nazis in 1933. The… Read more »

How much does a website cost?

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How much does a website cost? Less than a house. In other words, it depends on the website, just as the cost of a house depends on how many bedrooms, location, age, and so on. A single page website with basic contact details and a couple of photos is a very different beast to an… Read more »

How do I get a website designed?

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Getting a website designed can seem quite intimidating. But it’s actually really easy. Step 1: Choose a Designer Look at websites you like, and see who has designed it – you’ll often find this information in the footer.  A good website design agency will have details of the websites they have done on their own website,… Read more »

What is the difference between a Typeface and a Font?

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There is some confusion out there about the difference between Typeface and Font. What’s the difference? Does it matter? To answer 1: the definitions have changed somewhat since the evolution from mechanical printing to word processing, but they do still have different roles. The Typeface is the design – how wide the letters are, how… Read more »

In praise of WordPress

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Just imagine that you want a Beautiful Website – maybe to sell your services, maybe to display your products or maybe just to tell the world a little bit more about yourself. A Website Designer makes you a Beautiful Website. You want as many people as possible to see your Beautiful Website. But if you… Read more »

First, I’d like to thank…

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I tell my clients that keeping website content up-to-date with regular blogs is the best step they can take to improve their Google rankings (other search engines are available). Yet I have not joined the blogosphere. Till now. It seems only right that my first blog is a Thank You, after a quick diversion. Whilst… Read more »